Mount Union WR heads to Combine
DIII All-American to participate in NFL Scouting Combine
All-American Mount Union wide receiver Cecil Shorts III will participate in the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine scheduled for February 24 - March 1 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The very best college football players have been invited to participate in front of top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams that will be on hand to evaluate players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft.
He is also slated to work out at a pro day at Mount Union on March 16 at 9:30 am.
Shorts played in 55 games at Mount Union and had 259 receptions for 4,705 yards and 63 touchdowns. He had 75 rushing attempts for 492 yards with 12 TD's on the ground along with two punt returns and a kickoff return for touchdowns. In total, he accounted for nearly 6,000 all-purpose yards (5,989 yards/108.9 yards per game).
His 63 receiving touchdowns is second all-time in NCAA Division III history just ahead of the 60 of his former college teammate and current Indianapolis Colts receiver Pierre Garcon. Garcon was the last Purple Raiders that participated in the NFL Combine.
The 4,705 receiving yards is the third highest total in Division III history.
Shorts is a three-time All-American, the 2008 and 2009 Ohio Athletic Conference Ed Sherman Award Winner (given to the conference's top wide reciever) and the 2009 D3football.com National Offensive Player of the Year.